Coryphaeus of Polish Music to be awarded for the fourth time - miniatura

Coryphaeus of Polish Music to be awarded for the fourth time

8 August 2014

It is already the fourth time round that the Polish music community is going to name individuals, ensembles and institutions that have made the most profound contribution to Poland's music across different genres and periods. Nominations for the Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award may be submitted from 8 August on Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on 30 September.

Coryphaeus of Polish Music (Polish: Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej) is awarded to artists, performing artists, musicologists, critics, journalists, humanities academics, researchers, promoters and culture managers, artistic ensembles, institutions, artistic events, as well as different artistic, promotional or educational projects.

Prizes are awarded in three categories: Personality of The Year, Event of The Year, and The Honorary Award. Last year's winners were Piotr Beczała (Personality of The Year), the opening of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music (Event of the Year), and Professor Jan Ekiert (Honorary Award). The winners received statuettes designed by Professor Adam Myjak and well as prizes funded by ZAIKS and STOART, collective rights management organisations.

Online nominations will be accepted until 10 September 2014. Last year almost 150 submissions were made in total. Winners are named by an electoral college gathering rectors of music academies and universities, heads of musicology institutes, journalists representing music media, delegates of the music industry's unions and associations, as well as past winners.

The awards ceremony will be held on 30 September 2014 at Polish Radio's Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw.

Find out more about the award on

This year's edition marks the Kolberg Year 2014. It is being held by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patrons of this year's edition: Polish Radio 2, TVP Kultura, Rzeczpospolita, Polish Music Information Centre –, Jazz Forum,, JazzPress,,